Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
of health care or families struggling. a growing economy that creates bun middle class. one middle class parent can't afford $200 a week. >> and grow opportunities in the middle class for all willing to climb them. this kind of prosperity, broad, shared, built on a thriving middle class. >> when we talk about the middle class, we're actually talking about the definition seems to be unclear recently. middle incomes for people, mississippi coming in at $39,000 or 39,078 the lowest. >> tucker: there's vast economic diversity, a $28 spread between the two. the country didn't look the same the at the all. let's look at the states where we're from. >> clayton: in pennsylvania, my home state. it varies on state. you can't make a blanket middle statement. in pennsylvania middle class an income of $50,000 a year. >> in north carolina, my home state tar, 44,787. >> tucker: in california where i grew up, 56,074. this will change if that falls apart. in rick's home state where everyone is moving from california it arizona, going up. 48,319 bucks. and people don't make that exact figure. there'
Feb 24, 2013 3:00am PST
, obamacare specifically, limit growth in this country and holding back the economy because the small business owners like yourself are afraid to hire and afraid to grow? >> well, certainly, it does. and not only that, it holds back the ability, see a small business, what most people think. they look at the camera and see the small business owner and that's who they think they see, the small business, he no, our small businesses made up of who our employees are. it's a small business is a family. it's not the owner, it's the family, it's the employee and what this does, is this this takes me from being able to take, who came in as a good part-time working at a wage and take them to a full-time level at a higher wage and you know, so it's a double hit. it holds back the ability for that person that came back to work after maybe she was off and had a family and only wants to, you know, work 40 hours a week, instead of now working this, the 29 hours a week, because somebody started school. you can't promote her now. because now you're going to take and have to supply the health care, aut